Archive for July, 2015

Visitors at the 4077th

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

RemingtonM*A*S*H was a powerhouse show for CBS from 1972 to 1983, depicting the adventures of the fictional Mobile Army Surgical Hospital 4077 staff during the Korean War.  Guest stars populated M*A*S*H, later becoming fixtures of other CBS shows.

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The Life and Times of Vincent Terranova

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

RemingtonWiseguy aired on CBS for four seasons, from 1987 to 1990.  Ken Wahl starred as Vincent “Vinnie” Terranova, a federal government agent in the Organized Crime Bureau.  Terranova went deep undercover to establish viable criminal credentials.

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Bicycles and Comedy

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

RemingtonDouble Rush was a short-lived situation comedy that aired on CBS in 1995.  Stephen Nathan and Diane English created Double Rush, using the setting of a bike messenger service in New York City for comedic effect.  The service, appropriately, was called Double Rush.

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Aaron Sorkin and the White House

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

RemingtonBefore he became the architect of the fictional Bartlet presidency on The West Wing, Aaron Sorkin wrote the 1995 film The American President.  Sorkin’s story depicts the end of President Andrew Shepherd’s first term.  Shepherd, a democrat, is a widower with a teenage daughter; his wife died before the campaign.

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Furillo, Esterhaus, et al.

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

RemingtonHill Street Blues began NBC’s tradition of quality drama in the 1o:00 p.m. time slot on Thursday nights.  This tradition lasted nearly three decades, ending in 2009 when The Jay Leno Show occupied the hour.

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